My wife and I are recent transplants to the land of the heat pump.
Well, I assume there are many other regions which rely on a heat pump to supply quality heating and air. But the two of us live in a region where the heat pump is pretty exclusively used for the Heating plus A/C cooling process. While there is a bit of Wintertide here, it simply doesn’t qualify as anything that the two of us were accustomed to in our old region. The two of us lived year in and year out with a gas furnace running night and morning while in the deep frigid of the Wintertide weeks. I don’t think even a heat pump would have been up to the task quite the way the gas furnace was. But thankfully, that is all behind us now and the two of us like the type of mild Wintertide that brief periods of heating from the heat pump take care of. But it has taken some getting accustomed to having a heat pump. Our only air conditioner needed way up north was a few window a/cs that I put in for the worst midday Summer heat. And that wasn’t all that anyway. There just wasn’t that much call for air conditioner of any kind up there. So when the two of us got down here, the Heating plus A/C lodgeet on the outside of the condo was not exactly unique to my wife. And she ended up using it as a bit of a shelf or table while gardening 1 morning. She covered up the Heating plus A/C lodgeet so much that it nearly choked out the heat pump due to air flow restriction. It wasn’t the best situation however at least the two of us both l acquired that the Heating plus A/C lodgeet outside has to be totally obstruction free.